Celebrating this year’s Farmers’ Day under the theme; ‘Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition’, some committed farmers were awarded for their enviable contribution towards agriculture in Ghana.
In the Upper West Region,
The 38th Regional Farmers Day celebrations was held in Nandom on Friday 2nd December 2022.
Mr. Johnson of Johnson Farms in Sissala West District was crowned the Overall Regional Best Farmer. He was awarded a certificate and a motorking tricycle at the Occasion.
The Sissala Enclave is noted for producing enough maize to feed the country,over 20,000 bags if Maize is produced from Both Sissala East and West Annually.
The event was chaired by Nandom Naa, Naa Prof. Edmund Nminyem Delle Chiir VIII.
Per Checks on the Grounds, a Motor King Apsonic Tricycle 200 Horse power is sold at Ghc22,000.
Meanwhile in the Western North Region which is one of the newly created regions, over 600 farmers both peasant and commercial were awarded
Some of the items presented were tricycles, motorbikes, knapsack spraying machines, poultry feeds, cutlasses, flat-screen TV, certificates and others.
However, the overall regional best farmer was awarded a brand new Kia Hunter pickup.
Receiving the overall best regional farmer award, Nana Yaw Berima Donkor, the Kontihene of Sehwi Yawmatwa in the Bia West District told his success story.
Meanwhile, the Environmental and Community Resource Manager of the Asante/Chirano Corporation, Oppong Kyekyeku, presenting the car to Nana Berima Donkor said this is the company’s way to reward the hardworking farmers and also encouraged the youth to go into farming.
Checks Revealed a brand new Kia Hunter pickup cost not less than Ghc450,000 25 times more expensive compared to a motorking.
Source: Upperwestmedia net